It's an extra-long weekend, so why not fill it up with a trip to the movie house? WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins meet up to chat about the latest films and special screenings coming your way this Memorial Day weekend.
State Senate Democrats tried to force a floor vote on gun safety bills Wednesday -- one day after a school shooting in Texas left 19 students and two teachers dead. We have more from Rick Pluta.
Issues of the Environment: The drive to improve Washtenaw County's ecological health with expansion of native plant speciesWashtenaw County is chock-full of non-native, invasive, plant species. In many cases, they pose a threat to native species and the health of the habitat that supports our wildlife and pollinators. There are also human implications. WEMU's David Fair discussed the progress being made toward local habitat restoration and expanding efforts to reintroduce native plant species with Doug Reith from the Washtenaw County Conservation District.
There are calls for investigations and court battles are likely after the Michigan Bureau of Elections determined five Republican candidates for governor failed to file enough valid signatures to qualify for the August primary ballot. We have more from Rick Pluta.
Journalists quickly become subject experts on the stories they cover. Ann Arborite Michael Hodges spent 30 years at The Detroit News. No doubt his research and storytelling skills positioned him well to become an author. Join Deb Polich on this edition of "creative:impact" to meet journalist turned author, Michael Hodges. They talk about his career and his recent book about famed architect Albert Kahn.
Half of Michigan’s GOP gubernatorial candidates should not be on the state's fall primary ballot. Colin Jackson has more.
A "Community Baby Shower" continues through the end of May in Washtenaw County. We know there is a local and national shortage of baby formula, but there are a number new moms in our community that need a more than that. That's the idea behind the month-long event: to raise needed supplies to be distributed to give mother and child a hand-up as they begin their journey together. WEMU's David Fair was joined by the Vice President of Development of the United Way of Washtenaw County, Susan Smith, to discuss how serious the needs are and what we can collectively do to help in our community.
An independent report of Eastern Michigan University’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct was released today.
There is a huge community of television and movie watchers that have become engrossed in the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in the family's Edwardian country house. The next chapter is here! "Downton Abbey: A New Era" is playing at The Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor and opens at movie theaters nationwide on Friday, May 20th. WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation executive director and CEO, Russ Collins, have a full preview for you and a rundown of your other film choices this week.
- Songs of Remembrance
- Parent group releases list of COVID-19 safety demands
- The federal government is offering another round of free COVID tests
- Washtenaw County Health Department recommending face masks for indoor public spaces
- Ann Arbor brings back Huron River Day Festival
- Dingell feels leaked Roe v. Wade document will have dangerous repercussions for our democracy
- Here's why Dr. Fauci says the U.S. is 'out of the pandemic phase'
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